DECEMBER

ALLIANCE THEATRE
Through Dec. 24  “A Christmas Carol.” Dickens’ beloved story comes to life with holiday carols and stage magic, as Chris Kayser reprises his role as Scrooge in this 22nd season production.
Hertz Series
Through Dec. 18  “Sex and The Second City: A Romantic Dot Comedy,” follows two couples looking for love in the digital age.
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St., NE
404-733-5000
www.alliancetheatre.org

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS
Family Series
Through Dec. 31  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” based on the classic TV special.
Ongoing 
“Puppets: The Power of Wonder,” a display of 350 puppets from around the world.
Tues.-Sun.
1404 Spring St. NW at 18th.
Atlanta
404-873-3391
www.puppet.org

HORIZON THEATRE
Through Jan. 1  “The Santaland Diaries.” With more holiday sneer than cheer, this rebel without a Claus recounts the tale of an out of work writer who must take a job as a Macy’s Department Store elf.
Dec. 11-Jan. 1  “Madeline’s Christmas,” family musical.
1083 Austin Ave.
Atlanta.
404-584-7450
www.horizontheatre.com

GEORGIA FESTIVAL CHORUS
Dec. 1  Carols By Candlelight, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta. 7:30 pm
404-234-3581
www.tgafc.org

ROSWELL DANCE THEATRE
Dec. 1-4  “The Nutcracker,” a holiday classic with dancing dolls, dragons, mice and more.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forest St.
770-998-0259

“DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL”
Through Dec. 4  Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic comes to life on stage, set in the whimsical world of Whoville.
Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta.
800-982-2787
www.broadwayacrossamerica.com

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Coca-Cola Holiday Concerts
Dec. 1, 3  Handel’s “Messiah,” Bach’s “Magnificat.” 8 PM.
Dec. 2, 3  ASO Gospel Christmas. 8 PM Fri., 2 PM Sat.
Dec. 4, 11  ASO Kid’s Christmas: Chris Van Allsburg’s “The Polar Express,” 1:30 & 3:30 PM.
Dec. 8-10  Christmas with the ASO, 8 PM Thur.-Sat., 2 PM Sat.
Dec. 16-18  A Very Merry Holiday POPS, 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM Sat. & Sun.
Special Events
Dec. 20  Celtic Women with the Orchestra, 8 PM.
Dec. 31  ASO New Year’s Eve: Dancing and Romancing, 8 PM.
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building
Woodruff Arts Ctr.
1280 Peachtree St., NE
404-733-5000
www.atlantasymphony.org

ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
Dec. 2-18  “The Sound of Music,” a governess for the children of a wealthy Austrian widower brings the joy of music into their lives.
The Strand Theatre
117 N. Park Square
Marietta.
404-377-9948
www.atlantalyrictheatre.com

COBB ENERGY CENTRE
Dec. 2  Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam, 8 PM.
Dec. 3  Jim Gaffigan, comedy. 7 & 9:30 PM.
Dec. 4  Kings of Salsa, 7 PM.
Dec. 8-11  “My Fair Lady.”
Dec. 13  Alice Cooper, 8 PM.
Dec. 17  Jim Brickman’s “A Christmas Celebration,” 8 PM.
Cobb Energy Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy.
Atlanta
800-745-3000
www.ticketmaster.com

EMORY UNIVERSITY
Music
Dec. 2-3  A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Glenn Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road.
Dec. 4  Emory Wind Ensemble
Dec. 4  Echoes of Asia, Emory World Music Ensembles, Performing Arts Studio.
Dec. 5  Emory University Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 10  Christmas with Atlanta Sacred Chorale
Dec. 11  Santa’s Favorite Chamber Music, Michael C. Carlos Museum
Dec. 12  Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
Dance
Dec. 11  Fieldwork Showcase
Unless noted, performances at
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Road.
404-915-4541
404-727-5050
www.arts.emory.edu

FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ GA. TECH
Dec. 2  Take 6
Dec. 16  David Benoit and Ethan Bortnick perform Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Performances at 8 pm.
349 Ferst Dr. at GA. Tech
404-894-9600
www.ferstcenter.org

GWINNETT BALLET
Dec. 2-18  “The Nutcracker,” 30th anniversary production by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, with live orchestra at 8 of 11 shows at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Duluth
770-978-0188
www.gwinnettballet.org

PHILIPS ARENA
Dec. 2  Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Dec. 8  The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular, 7 PM.
Dec. 18  Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center
404-878-3000
www.philipsarena.com

STAGE DOOR PLAYERS
Dec. 2-18  “Greetings.” Family beliefs are put to the test.
North DeKalb Cultural Center
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody
770-396-1726
www.stagedoorplayers.net

14TH STREET PLAYHOUSE

Dec. 3  2011 Celebrity Dance Challenge benefitting EDIN.
173 14th St., Atlanta
404-733-5000
www.14thstplayhouse.org

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
Dec. 3  Holiday classic in the terrace at 8 pm, $15.
Bulloch Hall
Roswell
770-992-1731

GEORGIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Dec. 3-4  GSO Holiday Pops with the GYSO Chorus at Murray Arts Center. 3 & 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. 
770-429-7016
www.georgiasymphony.org

RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ GSU
Dec. 3-4  Gala Holiday Concert GSU School of Music
Dec. 10  Holiday Jazz Vespers with Atlanta Jazz Chorus
80 Forsyth Street NW
404-413-9TIX.
www.rialtocenter.org

MICHAEL O’NEAL SINGERS
Dec. 4  A Joyous Noel, with Georgia Regional Girls Choir
Dec. 18  Messiah Sing-Along
All performances at 3pm
Roswell UMC
814 Mimosa Blvd
770-594-7974
www.mosingers.com

GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE
Dec. 7-26  “A Christmas Story,” a classic comedy live on stage.
Conant Performing Arts Center
Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road
404-504-1473
www.gashakespeare.org

ART STATION THEATRE
Dec. 8-23  “The Christmas Report,” comedy.
5384 Manor Dr.
Stone Mountain
770-469-1105
www.artstation.org

ATLANTA BALLET
Dec. 8-24  Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the Fox Theatre. Extravagant holiday production presents 250 of Atlanta’s youngest dancers, with accompaniment by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra for all performances.
404-892-3303
www.atlantaballet.com

FOX THEATRE
Dec. 8-24  Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcraker
Dec. 19  12 Days of Christmas: Amy Grant & Vince Gill
Dec. 30  B.B. King
Dec. 31  CAKE
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta
404-881-2100
www.foxtheatre.org
www.ticketmaster.com

“MY FAIR LADY”
Dec. 8-11  A new production of the hit musical about Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and professor Henry Higgins, staged at the Cobb Energy Centre. Gas South Broadway Series.
www.cobbenergycentre.com

GLORY OF CHRISTMAS
Dec. 8  Performance of favorite carols and tunes at 7:30 pm, tickets required
Roswell Presbyterian Church
755 Mimosa Blvd
770-993-6316

THE STORY TOUR: A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Dec. 8  A Musical Journey from Genesis to Revelation, with Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Selah, Anthem Lights, Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. 7pm
Philips Arena
www.ticketmaster.com

“BABES IN TOYLAND”
Dec. 9-10  Atlanta Dance Theatre performs at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., at 10 am & 7:30 pm Fri., 2 & 7:30 pm Sat.
770-993-2623
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERTS
Dec. 9, 11  Featuring the 120-voice Sanctuary Choir and brass quartet at 7:30 PM Fri. & 3 PM Sun.
Roswell UMC
814 Mimosa Blvd
770-594-0512
www.rumc.com

BIG CHICKEN CHORUS
Dec. 10, 11  “Silver Bells” Christmas show with South Cobb High School Youth Chorus at Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center Auditorium. Celebrates 25th anniversary as a chapter in the Barbershop Harmony Society. 3 & 7:30 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. Special guest on Sat. night: Song of Atlanta.
770-438-9752
www.bigchickenchorus.org

ATLANTA WIND SYMPHONY
Dec. 11  Christmas concert at 3 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest St. Free.
www.atlantawindsymphony.org

THEATRE IN THE SQUARE
Special Holiday Show
Dec. 17-Jan. 1  “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” presented at the Joe Mack Wilson Theatre at Southern Polytechnic. The old gang at WOV is back at the mics with rousing dance routines and swing music.
MainStage Series
Through Jan. 1  “Sanders Family Christmas,” about a quirky, melodic family, set just before World War II.
11 Whitlock Ave.
Marietta
770-422-8369
www.theatreinthesquare.com

ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER
Dec. 18  Straight No Chaser
Dec. 30  New Year’s Weekend Celebration with Charlie Wilson and Kem, 8 pm.
395 Piedmont Ave
404-523-6275

DISNEY LIVE!
Dec. 18  “Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best  LIVE Tour Ever!” 12:30 & 3:30 PM
Philips Arena
www.ticketmaster.com


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